By Kevin Bonfield, founder and managing partner at Concentre and a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Dallas, Texas.
Many of us have never considered what we want our legacies to be. And yet our legacies alone define the ways in which we’ll be remembered.
Recently, I joined a group of 100 world changers for The Conversation, an event designed by author Tammy Kling. Throughout the evening, I engaged with four different groups on the topic of legacy.
Since I work with technology leaders on a daily basis, the term “legacy” has a specific meaning related to old or outdated hardware or software. And when I looked through several dictionaries, I noticed that most alternative definitions focused on the past—something that’s been left to us. But during my discussions with each group, we talked more about the future—and about defining our own legacies.